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Join 66 MA Orgs! Recommendations to the Biden/Harris Transition Team-deadline COB today!

Join 66 MA orgs - anti-hunger recommendations to the Biden/Harris Transition Team! Sign on by COB 11/20 (Friday) 
 
Deadline to sign on extended until 5 PM TODAY (Friday 10/20)! 
 
 

Budget ALERT: Ask the MA Budget Conference Committee to adopt the Senate SNAP Gap language and the House Cash Grants Boost!

Thank you all again for your hard work on the SNAP Gap campaign and the VICTORY in the Senate on Wednesday (39-0 unanimous vote - YES!).  Please THANK Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate President Karen Spilka and Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodriques.  This is HUGE!  The Senate completed its FY 21 budget last night (Wed eve @10:30 PM).  

It’s time to weigh in with the Budget Conference Committee.  

2 key SNAP Action Alerts for TODAY (Thurs 11/19)!

2 important action alerts for TODAY! (Thurs 11/19)
 
1. Sign on to letter to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team by NOON Friday 11/20!  
 

sign on to Transition letter by NOON Fri 11/20, SNAP gap alert & retro to ABAWDs

Please read and act on this eblast to sign on to the Transition letter by NOON on Friday!
 
Letter from the MA anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team 
 

DTA data, SNAP PPT, Advisory Boards & TAFDC training

A few resources and updates below before the weekend - stay tuned next week for a sign on letter from the anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for the Biden/Harris transition team!
 
DTA SNAP Application, Phone Line, & Processing Data During COVID
 

Reflection on the Election results, Coalition agenda + updates

To: SNAP Coalition 
Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
 
Good afternoon!! We are THRILLED to be emailing you all this morning with the weekend news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice-President of the United States. We cannot express how significant this is for low-income communities and for our work to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs for the years ahead.
 

House W&M Budget Victories and two anti-hunger amendments - SNAP Gap and CEP !

We know this is a crazy week in the world and country, and we also know COVID cases are on the rise in the state and across the nation.  And food insecurity is also on the rise, with MA having the highest rate of increase since COVID in the nation – see Feeding America recent data below. 

Upcoming SNAP 101 Training 11/12; Join our "Transition Planning" Working Group; FRAC call on 11/5 and VOTE !!

New SNAP calculator, SNAP Gap #Food4Tech, Working Groups - LOTS of Updates !

SNAP Coalition Agenda for 10/27, Updated P-EBT data and MORE!

We are in the final stretch of the October and hoping you are hanging in there, and can enjoy a safe and scare-free Halloween.  Our next SNAP Coalition meeting is tomorrow, October 27th from 10 to 11:30 AM. We have lots to share with you today. 

SNAP Coalition Draft AGENDA (Tues, Oct 27th)

·         Federal updates from FRAC, and brief Coalition discussion of the SNAP Coalition’s “transition” priorities, 

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